Big Charlie's Bonefish Lodge
Season: October to June
**Camping is $450 extra, per day on above fishing package prices.
***The rates above are subject to change without notice.
Big Charlie's Lodge is located in the bonefish mecca of Andros Island, Bahamas. Their brand new, comfortably appointed lodge is located in Cargill Creek, which is situated in the Northern Bight. This area is well known for having some of the top bone fishing flats in the Bahamas.
A good day of fishingThis strategic location means that we're very close to the bonefishing flats of Andros' North Bight. This means a much shorter run to and from the flats and more time spent fishing, which we think you'll agree is a good thing.
For the serious angler, Charlie and his hand-picked local guides are as good as it gets, all hardworking and knowledgable. They're also able to work with all ranges of angling ability and work as a team to provide customized fishing adventures.
World-class sports fishermen come to our shore for a fishing experience they will cherrish. Of course, the star of the show is the elusive and powerful Bonefish, one of the best light-tackle game fish that will offer an exciting fight right up to the net. Andros is also home to the Tarpon, or "Silver King" and Permit.
Aside from the Big Three of the Grand Slam (Bonefish, Tarpon, & Permit), Andros is also home to a grand variety of other species, many of which are great fun on light tackle. Our proximity to the Tongue of the Ocean means that a short run off-shore will put anglers within casting range of bluewater torpedoes like Tuna, Mahi-Mahi, and Wahoo. Andros also boasts one of the largests barrier reefs in the world and it abounds with Grouper, Snapper, and large Jacks, just to name a few species.
Fly-fishing is an addicting sport that has been growing in popularity for years. Of course, it began on rivers and streams, but somewhere in the 60's a small group of anglers began taking it to the warm salt flats of the Florida Keys. From there it was a small hop across the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas, where it was soon realized that the shear square mileage of flats was beyond imagination. Fly fishing for bonefish began on Andros 1948 when a young man named Cornel Torn opened the Bang Bang club. At that time guides were using spin rods for any kind of fishing, until 2 guides introduced fly-fishing to Andros, out performing anything used before on Andros. Guides began using bamboo fly rods and primitive reels to subdue bonefish. Flugger reels, Fenwick Rods and Bamboo rods. Seeing the fight these fish give today on modern tackle, its a wonder they ever landed any... but land them they did.